Saturday, September 22, 2018
Rain Date: September 23, 2018
Elk's Lodge, 1138 Valley Road, Stirling, New Jersey 07980
Registration begins at 10:00 AM
Registration ends at 11:30 AM to allow a half-hour for tournament brackets construction
Tournament begins at 12:00 PM
Estimated tournament completion: 6:00 PM
Separate social and competitive two-person team double-elimination tournaments will be created after a preliminary round.
An estimated total of 64 teams will participate in the competitions.
At the start of the competition, the total pool of teams will be divided in to a relatively equal number of sub-pools. For instance, if a total of 64 teams are registered, 8 groups of 8 teams each will be created.
Each team in each sub-pool of 8 will play the other teams in the sub-pool one time for a total of 4 games per team.
Games will be played to 21 points to determine the winner of each match, but both teams in each match will keep their points even if they exceed 21. For example, if team 1 beats team 2 with a score of 23 to 17, team 1 will keep 23 points and team 2 will keep 17.
The points for each team will be totaled to create rankings for placement in the main tournaments.
The total team pool will then be divided in half with the top half of the teams in terms of total points competing in the competitive bracket and the bottom half competing in the social bracket.
The teams in the respective tournaments will then be seeded based on total points scored in the preliminary round.
The main tournaments will use double-elimination formats.
Teams that lose a match in the winner's bracket will then drop to the loser's bracket and compete against other teams that lost a match to a team while in the winner's bracket.
If the final team from the winning bracket beats the final team from the loser's bracket, the final team from the winning bracket will be named champions. If the final team from the winning bracket loses a match to the final team from the loser's bracket, a final best of three matches competition will be held to determine the champions.
70% of the net value of the total entry fees will be paid out in prize money. The following distributions will be made:
Competitive Bracket-66.7% of the total purse.
Social Bracket-33.3% of the total purse.
Payouts in each bracket will be distributed as follows:
Third Place: 12%
Fourth Place: 7%
Fifth Place: 5%
Sixth Place: 4%
Teams can bring their own cornhole bags provided they meet the criteria set forth by the American Cornhole League.
Money Shot Raffle
Each ticket costs $5.
50% of ticket sales will be donated to the charity.
A ticket will be pulled at 5 PM.
The winning ticket holder gets to throw 4 cornhole bags.
Each cornhole bag in the hole wins 25% of the pot.
In other words, 4 out of 4 in the hole wins 100% of the remaining pot, 3 out of 4 wins 75%, and so on.
If money remains in the pot, a new ticket will be pulled with each bag in the hole winning 25% of the original pot.
For instance, if 50% of the pot remains after the first round, the next player will only have to land 2 out of 4 bags in the hole to win the remainder of the original pot.